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8 Ways to Lose Weight Without Diet or Exercise

8 Ways to Lose Weight Without Diet or Exercise - fmdc

Shedding weight is a lot harder than simply gaining a number to your scale. But who among you here find the process an easy peasy one? If you do so, well you must be very determined.

Most of the people I’ve known are struggling of following their diet plans and workout procedures due to their kind of lifestyle and failure to discipline oneself. Since this typical problem is always arising during the first phase of dieting, here are other ways to make your weight loss mission more effective and will surely last long.

But take note! The tips we are sharing this time has nothing to do with trimming your daily meals and spending much for your gym sessions. Exciting, isn’t it? To start with, the things you must do are the following:

  1. INCREASE WATER INTAKE

I know you’re very familiar with this method since you’re a kid, but we just want to remind you that drinking lots of water every day is always the number one way of losing weight and good for your overall health.

In order to make your weight loss mission successful, you need to drink atleat 2 to 3 litres a day depending on your daily activities. If you’re not fond of drinking water and still in the adjustment period, you can put something or a flavor to your water so it will taste good like adding fresh lemon or lime, fresh mint leaves or even cucumber slices.

If you want a body system cleanser and fire up your metabolism, then you must try drinking a warm water, ginger or lemon. If you’re into herbal teas, you can try “white tea (from the plant of green tea), green tea, rooibos tea, oolong tea, mate tea and ginger tea”.

  1. SWTICH to ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

If you think your exercise régime for how many months or years didn’t work, I suggest you need to modify it with the alternatives. By following the activities in your daily routine such as walking when you’re heading to your work or school, cycling, playing outdoor games or sports with kids, walking the dog, cleaning the house or loan, gardening, and taking the stairs instead of elevators and escalators, your body fat will be naturally reduced and you will leave a healthier life.

If you change your lifestyle by spicing it with those activities, then you’re hitting two birds with one stone. You’re losing weight, at the same time, having fun!

  1. FOLLOW the RIGHT SLEEPING PATTERN

In order to lose weight, you must also practice a perfect sleeping pattern wherein you need to sleep 7 to 8 hours per night. You should not sleep too much because it can lead to increasing of weight.

According to Vanessa Bartlett, a Sydney-based fitness guru and pilates professional, “sleeping enough is important because it reduces the production of cortisol hormone which inhibits fat loss.

  1. AVOID STRESS

Stress can contribute in gaining weight such as stress eating. Aside from that, it will also affect your hormones, metabolism, brain function, deplete immune system and hinder body fat reduction.

When you feel so stressed, you must try meditating for 10 minutes, yoga, and other relaxing activities that may help to make you feel relieved and happy.

  1. GET RID of ELECTRONICS during MEAL TIME

According to a survey, eating while scrolling your social media accounts or even eating while watching TV can lead to over-eating.

Wondering why? Because using your phone or other electronic devices while meal time can divert your attention of enjoying what you’re doing or viewing not knowing that you’ve already eaten too much and just got carried away.

  1. BE EXPOSED to the SUN

If you want to boost your weight loss mission, you must not be afraid of being exposed to the sun.

Did you know that humans need a minimum of 20 minutes sun exposure early in the morning as well as during late afternoon and at least five days per week in order to gain enough vitamin D? If you just discover that today, then start exposing yourself and greet Mr. Sun with your brightest smile every day before going to work.

  1. CHANGE the COLOR of YOUR DINING ROOM

Appetite problems can also be due to the things that surrounds you. If you realize that your house or dining area’s atmosphere and color can make you consume more food or makes you lazy, then you need start redecorating and repainting.

As suggested by the interior designer, Palinski Wade, you must start “removing all red and yellow tones from the dining room because it can reduce your appetite.” Now you know why some fast food chains around us have a touch of red and yellow colors in their logos and interior designs because as what psychology experts have explained, red, yellow and orange are attractive and can subconsciously trigger hunger or excitement.

  1. MAINTAIN a PERFECT POSTURE

By simply sitting properly or straightening up your body figure can help toning your stomach muscles. Aside from that, maintaining a good posture will lead to a healthier life.

If you will practice these 8 simple methods for your daily routine, you can expect for a better transformation of yourself and achieve your weight loss goal easily!

4 Ways How Pokemon Go Can Improve Your Health and Wellbeing

Last time, we shared about the positive health and fitness reviews of Pokemon GO towards its users just a couple of weeks after it was first released. More and more people are now inclined to walking and exercising with this app compared to the World Health Organization (WHO) campaign in the last 60 years.  It’s no doubt that the Pokemon Go craze has now become our new work out buddy!

Pokemon Go Improve Health and Wellbeing

But did you know that walking is not the only health benefits you can get from this game app? Here are 4 ways on how Pokemon Go can improve your health and well being.

1. Brisk Walk around Terrains and Slopes 

Walking is the foundation how Pokemon Go works. You need to get out of your house, walk around the neighborhood or any place to look for pokemons, catch them or hatch an egg. You are required as a gamer to go to Pokestops and Pokegyms to battle with other players and win.

But to make your walking session all the more challenging and adventurous, opt for a brisk walk. Brisk walking can help your abdomen, hips, and legs to work hard to maintain your balance against gravity.  If you opt to train on steep slopes, you’ll be pushing more effort on your legs, joints, and muscles to work harder, losing more fat in the process!

2.  It Can Improve your Mental Health

Walking while playing Pokemon Go not only improves your physical aspect but your mental health as well. People with depression forces them to get out of the bed and chill using the app. It gave them a sense of purpose and lifted their moods. It can also help you clear your mind, meditate on the important things happening in your life and connect with nature again.

3. You Get Fresh Air and Sunlight 

Gone are the moments where you dreaded waking up early to exercise. Now, most people anticipated waking up in the morning and going outside to fulfill their quest to catch all those Pokemon! Not only that, you get the natural Vitamin D from the sun’s light rays that help absorb calcium and promote bone growth.  Breathing the fresh air and enjoying the morning breeze will help boost your mood and respiratory health.

4. You Get to Improve Your Social Skills 

Once we’ve heard the term video game, we associate it with shut in video gamers. Those people who’re in front of their computers all time doing nothing but play. But now, the video game industry’s image is now turning into a positive one because of this app. Pokemon promotes your social and interpersonal skills by interacting with different Pokemon trainers as you go on Pokegyms. It also helps promote building long-lasting friendships.

If you haven’t already, you can download Pokemon Go on App Store. Bye for now, gonna catch Pokemon myself.

6 Things You Can Do To Wake Up Early

We have heard this famous line often -“The Early Bird Catches the Worm“. Ever since our tender years, this line has been imprinted in our minds. Waking up early is the way to start the day right. They say the earlier you wake up, the more productive you can be as you get through the day.

But for some of our fast metabolism dieters, waking up early can be a challenge. How do we step up from this difficulty? How can we encourage ourselves to rise up earlier when we are so tempted to extend our shut eye?

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We recommend these 6 tips to help give extra boost to waking up early. Try applying them in your routine and see which one works for you best.

1. Place Your Phone or Alarm Clock Away From Your Bed

Do you ever wonder why even though you’ve set three alarms already, you still find yourself sleeping more? The culprit behind it is the location of our alarm clock. Most of us place our alarm clocks (or smartphones nowadays) on our bed. Making it incredibly easy for us to grab it and hit “snooze”.

And since we’re still lying in the four corners of our comfortable bed, it is easy to doze off again. These recurring actions resulted to us getting late at work and ruining our schedule for the rest of the day. How do we fix this detrimental habit?

The solution to that is by simply putting your alarm clock away from your bed! You can put your alarm clock on your study table, cabinet, or near the door. The farther it is, the better. The goal  is to force you to exert more effort in standing up and getting away from your bed. This movement will help the transition from being asleep to being awake immediately.

2. Have Something to Look Forward To

Before you go to sleep the night before, list down all your goals for the next day. Whether you want to go out for a run, read a new novel, or cook a healthy meal for the family, whatever that is, list it down.

These goals will inspire you to wake up early and keep moving! Because, if you don’t have any goals set for the day, sleeping (or doing nothing) will always be a better option for you.

3. Set a Bedtime Alarm

Did you know that you can also use your alarm clock as a bedtime alarm? Yes, you read it right! This is really helpful especially if you have trouble sleeping. Set the time when you need to sleep. The moment it alarms, it will remind you to sleep now and halt every activity you’re doing at the moment.

4. Establish a Relaxing Nighttime Routine

We recommend to only do light things before your bedtime. It is important to relax your brain and lull it to sleep. You can listen to a mellow music or meditate. Not soon after you’ll find yourself sleepy. Conditioning yourself to sleep before your bedtime will help you establish a consistent sleeping pattern.

5. Have an Accountability Buddy

Tell your best friend or your family about your plans of waking up early and let them join your quest. You can invite them to take a morning run with you. The words you left to them will hold you accountable for it. Surely, you wouldn’t want to break your promises to them, right?

6. Cut Your Screen time Before Going to Bed

The blue light emitted from electronic devices prevents your brain from releasing melatonin, a hormone responsible for making you sleep. It is highly suggested to cut off your browsing time 30 minutes before bedtime to relax your brain after a tiresome day. When you’re relaxed, your brain will be able to release the hormones you needed to have profound and relaxing sleep.

Try these tips tonight, and if they work for you, then make these things a habit. Waking up early will do wonders in your waking life.

4 Tips on How to Lose Fats On Your Hips and Thigh Areas

While most of the fast metabolism dieters are ecstatic that they are finally shedding some pounds and nearing to achieve a leaner body, others get frustrated seeing no results around their lower body leaving them with same pesky fat on some areas. Some are having a hard time losing those fats on our belly, hips, and thighs, why do such phenomenon occurs in our fitness journey?

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How do we lose those pesky fat for real? Here are our top 4 tips to help you shed those undesirable fats and finally achieve the body you’ve been working on!

1. Emphasize More Your Cardio and Strength Training Exercise

Fortunately, we incorporated these exercise to the fast metabolism diet program already, so you should be losing fat around those areas. But if you still find yourself having a hard time, you can lose more by slightly increasing your exercise workout duration from 30-45 minutes.

Aside from the usual weightlifting, you can also do regular squats, jumping squats, lunges, leg extensions and curls to emphasize on working out your thighs and hips to lose weight around those areas.

2. Aerobic Exercise

Aside from doing your phase-specific exercise, we also encourage you to be as physically active as possible. Climb the stairs instead of riding elevators. Climbing stairs, and cycling are great forms of aerobic exercise that work well on your legs and thighs. It also builds your stamina and endurance.

3. Yoga

When you’re in phase 3, we recommend you do Surya Namaskar as your exercise. This will make your body flexible and tight. You’ll also feel refreshed and gives your body an energy boost.

4. Apple Cider Vinegar

It is popularly known that apple cider vinegar has become our great companion throughout this diet. This type of vinegar has numerous health benefits and it aids in losing weight. You can use it to help relieve the tensions in your muscles through massage. Just mix 2 cups of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of olive or coconut oil. Massage it on your hips and thighs for 10 minutes. Leave it for 30 minutes and rinse with water afterward.

These tips are easily said than done, but if you are just willing to go the extra mile for the sake of your health, then these things will eventually be easy as a pie. Never ever let something get in the way of achieving a good health and finally eliminating those undesirable fats.

Top 10 Summer Foods for Weight Loss

As you start to land on your age of 20’s, your metabolism becomes slow and an increase of number shows up on the scale.

Due to this alarming fact, you become anxious about gaining weight, especially when summer falls and you are planning to wear your bikinis (for women) and swimming trunks (for men), or perhaps plan for outdoor activities, yet you’re having a difficulty to catch your breath and makes you feel uncomfortable.

Admit it or not, I know you’re also one of those who wishes to consume foods that can do magic, wherein you can happily eat as much as you want and won’t even affect your weight. If you’re guilty and currently dealing with this embarrassing moment, then, you must not worry today!

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As advised by Zidenberg-Cherr, “Eat foods that make you feel full and satisfied, and your body won’t want to consume as many calories, so you’ll ultimately shed stubborn pounds”. Pertaining to the recommended healthy foods that can help lose weight, you need to eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

There might be no magic foods mentioned, but there are summer foods that could help you lose weight. To specify those healthy foods you need to dig in, here’s our list:

  1. Watermelon

This watery-fruit contains fiber that binds and carries fat out from your body. And according to studies, it also comprises a great percentage of water that will make you hydrated and may increase your overall calorie expenditure. A fruit that’s perfect for summer!

  1. Cold Vegetable Soups

Just like watermelon, cold vegetable soups are also rich in fiber that can help diminish your appetite and calorie intake. Since soups mainly made-up of water, you can dig in a large serving without worrying about adding pounds to your body.

For the chilled soups to prepare, you can have Creamy Cold Cucumber Soup, Peach or Watermelon Gazpacho, Chilled Pea, Avocado, and Mint Soup, Chilled Mango Raspberry Soup, Creamy Vegan Corn and Red Pepper Blender Soup and more.

  1. Kale

This vegetable is one of the icon foods of good health. Kale consists of isothiocyanates that boost your body’s detoxification capability. It also contains vitamin A and tons of fiber.

  1. Summer Squash

I know you don’t have a problem in eating squash because this has been the favorite of many and mostly kids. This kind of veggie is a low-calorie food that can help you lose weight better, and contains dietary fiber.

  1. Strawberries

This healthy fruit is also packed with fiber and nutrients that are good for your body. Eating strawberries is also recommended because it can effectively help control your calorie intake.

  1. Tomatoes

This food is also a great source of water. Tomatoes are low in calories and carbohydrates, and produce plenty of nutrients. This veggie can also help you slim down and keep your calorie intake low.

  1. Spicy Salsa

Spicy salsas consist of fewer calories and veggies rich with nutrients. According to some studies and shown evidence of research, consuming spicy salsa can make you eat less because it’s consisted of Capsaicinoids, which are chemicals found in hot chili peppers. The chemicals also go to your fat cells and reduce abdominal fat.

  1. Avocados

This fruit is also nutritious as it contain a unique mix of healthy fats and fiber. Avocados are also low in sugar, low-calorie, vitamin-rich and full of important nutrients that can help dieters to reduce weight.

  1. Cucumbers

This vegetable is rich in minerals, antioxidants and vitamins. Cucumbers can also help you detox, and are effective for weight loss. What’s amazing about cucumbers is it also consist of polyphenol compounds, and as caused by oxidative stress, it can help on reducing the speed of ageing.

  1. Pineapples

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that contains two potent enzymes, and these enzymes can help metabolize your body fat and speeds up the digestion process.

For other summer foods that can help you trim your weight down are grilled vegetables, grilled seafood, raspberries, iced hibiscus tea, jicama, frozen fruits, grapefruit, and more.

As we all know, dieting alone won’t work well unless we also do proper exercise. So to aim your goal for summer, you must start to eat, move and live right!

4 Signs You’ll Notice When You Lose Weight

Oftentimes we use the scale as a basis to determine how much weight we lost, without realizing that the scale cannot tell us exactly whether we’re losing weight or not. More so, the scale cannot tell you how much muscles you’ve gained (and weighed) and how much fats you actually lose.

4 Signs You'll Notice When You Lose WeightDid you know that the best way to determine whether you’re losing weight or not is by listening to the signals your body is sending you? Understanding your own body’s needs can help you assess your current lifestyle so you can make necessary changes to your fast metabolism diet plan for a continuous weight loss. Start watching out for these 4 signs to determine whether you’re losing weight or not.

1. You Need to Resize Your Rings

When you start losing weight, your finger’s size surprisingly shrink too. This is because your fingers also store fats like the rest of your body. Water retention can increase your ring size and if you’ve lost some weight, the tissue releases those water weight as well as the fats around your fingers. You will also notice this change on your shoe size.

2. You Look Thinner When You Look Yourself On the Mirror

The mirror is deemed to be our greatest enemies in our ‘weight conscious stage’. After all, who wants to be reminded of how we’ve gotten out of control when it comes to our food and lifestyle choices, but before you decide to pack that mirror and hide it in your basement, you might want to think twice!

Mirrors can actually become our best friend when we’re trying to lose weight. You may see yourself developing curves, belly flattened, and lean muscles developed even though you’re not losing weight on the scale. Looking and reflecting at the new you will keep you motivated until you’ve reach your desired weight.
Another way to keep track of your progress is by taking a before and after picture.

3. You Feel Colder than Before

Fats are a natural insulator, so you naturally find yourself able to withstand the chilly breeze every time you go to movie theaters or air-conditioned rooms. But when you started losing weight, you’ll feel yourself becoming sensitive to the changes in temperature and start developing a habit of keeping your sweater or jacket with you when going to cold places!

4. You’re Less than Likely to Crave Sweet Foods

One of the astounding benefits of losing weight is the ability to control your cravings for sweets. You enjoy the perks of losing weight while giving in to your sweet tooth BUT in moderation or none at all. You can also read the article Overcoming Your Sweets Cravings to know more about this topic.

Remember that it’s okay to evaluate your weight loss success on a bigger picture (e.g. weighing on the scale), but it’s also important not to overlook these small but essential changes in your body. Don’t let yourself be enslaved with the numbers projected on the scale. Instead, try to listen to what your body’s telling you and start acting accordingly.

Tips on How to Gain a Fabulous But Affordable Wardrobe While Losing Weight

One of the most highly-anticipated and life changing events we want to see in our fast metabolism diet journey is, of course, results. There is nothing more gratifying than to witness our body getting rid of those unhealthy fats and shedding off some extra pounds. We are all thrilled to see how our body transforms into a fit and fab one with likeable curves as a result of our hard work during the past few weeks of diet maintenance.

Tips on How to Gain a Fabulous But Affordable Wardrobe While Losing Weight 2While the thought of finally achieving our weight goal sounds awesome, we can’t help but feel anxious with what to do with our wardrobe. Do we need to get rid of them at this early stage? Do we have to buy a complete set of new wardrobes? We have some answers for your questions. In this blog post, we will give you tips on how to gain a fashionable yet affordable wardrobe without taking a toll on your budget.

1. Keep Wearing the Clothes You like

Is there a time in your life where you keep on wearing your favorite clothes over and over again almost to a point when everyone is suspecting you as homeless? Well,those favorite clothes of yours make you feel comfortable, so do keep them even if you’re losing weight. You can still wear your favorite belts, scarves, and sweaters while you are on a diet. You can still wear it up until you lose 20 pounds.

2. Don’t Buy Everything at Once

If you’ve lost more than 20 pounds, it’s ideal for you to go shopping and buy new clothes. However, try to limit your purchase up to 2 quantities per item. Since this is only the beginning of your weight loss, chances are, you are still going to continue losing weight so buying 5 pairs of jeans and shirts in one go just won’t do. You’ll only be wasting them since you’re bound to change your wardrobe all over again.

Instead, try to find the ‘comfort level’. Buy 2 pieces of jeans and shirt. If you lose more weight, you wouldn’t worry so much over tossing the jeans and shirts you recently bought since there’s only a few of them. If you still managed to maintain your current weight, then it’s time for you to buy more!

3. Redesign your Used Clothing

If you love sewing and have a deep fashion sense, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to use your creativity! Jazz up your used clothing and pair it with accessories to create a totally new outfit that put up with the latest trends in fashion.

4. Go for Resale and Thrift Stores

If you don’t mind using slightly used clothing, resale and thrift stores are a great way to save money while buying the outfits you want. Thrift stores generally don’t allow returning of items, so be sure to try your outfits on before buying and leaving the store. You can also check out for discounts, promo sales (like Black Friday and Cyber Monday) to save up.

5. Trading Your Clothes

If you have a weight loss circle around your neighborhood, try to trade your clothes to someone your size before. You can check people in your fitness class, resale shops, and social group. This will also encourage you in keeping your current weight since you are aware that your larger clothes are now gone!

It’s a norm for girls to perceive shopping as our reward mechanism for weight loss success. We’ve been dying to try those pretty clothes we saw at the mall before we reached our target weight, and now it’s in the tip of our fingers! But a little reminder, spending money is not the only way to make you look good and feel good. Get creative with your used clothing and you will  feel more positive and confident about yourself.

Top 4 FMD Compliant Condiments You Can Use For Your Salad Dressings

Some people find it challenging to have vegetables as their main course on daily basis, especially hard upon starting the diet. Being a picky eater would only put us into trouble because we will not fully receive the benefits out of the fast metabolism diet if we are to limit our food choices. A well rounded diet is the key to an enjoyable and healthy weight loss journey. Logically speaking, our meals need to have some variations so that our weight won’t get stuck.

Top 4 FMD Compliant Condiments You Can Use For Your Salad Dressings

To overcome this challenge, we become creative in the kitchen by incorporating vegetables to favorite recipes. We’ve added them to blend to our morning smoothies, our favorite soups, pizzas, and chips. However, we can’t deny that one of the most popular and basic ways to prep our veggies is by turning them into salads.

When we say salad, it means dressings as well right? So we will provide the top condiments you can use for your salads, here are our top 4 FMD Compliant Condiments you can use:

1. Coconut Aminos – All Phases

coconut aminosCoconut aminos contain fresh herbs and spices that enhance the flavor of your favorite recipes and also promotes healthy digestion and reduce inflammation. It contains micronutrients that help fine-tune your metabolism. What’s great about coconut aminos is that it’s a naturally fermented sauce and it’s entirely gluten and soy-free. This is a perfect dressing for your salad, soups, and even marinades.

2. Chipotle – All Phases

If you like to add some spice to your salad, or if you are really just a spicy food-lover then this chipotle is perfect for you! Spicy condiments like chipotle contain capsaicin that helps the release of adrenaline into our body and triggers the thermogenesis process. This process can help burn more fats and lose more weight in the process!

3. Safflower Mayonnaise – Phase 3

Hain Pure Foods Lite Safflower Mayonnaise, 24 OunceIf you are fond of white, smooth, and creamy texture and delicious taste of mayonnaise, then you opt to use this safflower mayonnaise. This mayonnaise is composed of safflower oil, and this healthy fat not only aids you in weight loss but it also improves your hair health and skin.

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4. Hummus Dressing – Phase 3

Hummus is now known as one of the superfoods because it is loaded with protein, fiber, and carb that helps slow digestion and keep you feeling full and satisfied.

If you enjoy this post, don’t hesitate to share to your friends also know as ‘salad buddy’!

Q & A: Addressing Top 50 Fast Metabolism Diet Questions

Living a healthy lifestyle is a choice that we get to make on a daily basis. The challenges and temptations are rampant in our society but at the end of the day, it all boils down to the choices that we make.

Q & A Portion Addressing Top 50 Fast Metabolism Diet Questions

Hence, being able to make an INFORMED decision/choice is one of the key factors in making our diet plan work. Forgetting the basic rules in weight loss is a big no-no. And so, we’ve compiled these top 50 specific questions raised by our dieters that will serve as a refresher on how the fast metabolism diet plan works.

1. I found myself gaining weight in Phase 3.

Try using starchy vegetables instead of grains. Substitute sweet potato, beans, or winter squash at dinner instead of rice or quinoa.

2. Can I have RAW (no other ingredients added) honey, agave, and maple syrup as my sweetener?

The only allowed sweetener during the fast metabolism diet plan is stevia and xylitol. You can use other raw sweeteners in maintenance.

3. Can I start Phase 1 on any day?

Absolutely. Starting Phase 1 on Monday is only a typical guide for our meal map. You can start at any day you want.

4. I am feeling hungry all the time! What should I do?

You can consume phase-specific vegetables and increase your water intake. Water keeps you full and is great in helping you control that pesky over-eating urges.

5. How to control binge eating and cravings after lunch and dinner?

Divert your attention elsewhere other than eating. Read a book or play an instrument. Here are some great tips on how to control your unhealthy indulgence.

6. Fruit contains sugar. Should I eat it?

Yes, you can eat it raw, fresh, or frozen (not dry). Just don’t drink it in the form of juice.

7. Why does kale taste so gross but everyone raves about it?

You have to “massage” it.

8. What’s the deal with celebrities cutting dairy and losing so much weight?

Lactose can cause bloating.

9. Smoothies or juices?

Go for smoothies. Juices can spike your blood sugar quickly.

10. Can I eat all types of fish?

No. Avoid eating tilapia, catfish, and swordfish as much as possible. They are farmed and are primarily fed by antibiotics and soy.

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11. Is coffee good for me?

No. Avoid coffee as much as possible. Here are healthier coffee alternatives. 

12. Is wheat bread always better than white?

No. They still contain gluten. Go for sprouted wheat bread instead.

13. Margarine or butter?

Neither. It is always better to go for olive oil (in Phase 3).

14. What’s the first thing I should do when I wake up?

Eat your breakfast or snack 30 minutes within waking up and drink a glass of water.

15. What’s the healthiest nut to eat?

Walnuts.

16. Should I eat the yolk?

It is recommended to eat the yolks only on Phase 3.

17. Can I eat beans?

Of course! You can substitute beans (or other legumes) for meat, especially if you’re a vegetarian.

18. Which is healthier, chicken or turkey?

Turkey. Click here for healthy turkey recipes.

19. Any tricks to get my kids to eat vegetables?

Here are some tips to encourage your kids in eating veggies 

20. What can I add to my smoothies to make them healthier?

Healthy fats like avocado, chia seeds, and flax seeds.

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21. Which oatmeal should I eat?

Go for steel cut oatmeals. No instant!

22. Cacao or Cocoa? Which is which?

Cocoa is just another term for cacao. They are basically the same!

23. Can I have my cheat day?

If possible, no. But if it’s inevitable to attend parties and special events, apply these tips to minimize its effects in your metabolism. Remember that moderation is the key.

24. Should I take my vitamin supplements?

Yes, you can take them while you’re on the fast metabolism diet. However, you need to remember that nothing beats a healthy diet. Your supplement intake should go along with healthy diet and exercise.

25. Can I drink an alcoholic beverage?

Like coffee, alcohol is a major metabolism killer. If possible, avoid it. If it’s inevitable, your best option would be organic sulfite-free red wine. Here are some tips for dealing with alcoholic drinks 

26. I am confused regarding the protein/fat in Phase 3. Do I have to eat either one or both?

Both.

27. I messed up! Should I start over?

You don’t need to. Move on and get back on track during your next meal/snack.

28. I am a vegetarian/vegan. What can I use as a replacement for meat in Phase 1 and 3?

You can substitute it with legumes. Here are healthy tips for vegetarians.

29. Are veggie chips healthy?

No.

30. True or false: Chocolate is actually healthy?

Only if it’s 70%+ cacao. Check out our mouthwatering chocolate recipes.

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31. Soup or salad?

Soup. Vegetable soup!

32.  What’s the deal with BPA?

It’s like dosing with estrogen. Go for BPA free water container. 

33. Is fresh fruit healthier than frozen?

No. Frozen is usually better.

34. Pinto, navy, kidney: Are all beans the same?

Darker beans mean more nutrition.

35. What’s is the condiment that I should keep?

Mustard

36. What’s the single most important healthy resolution I can make?

Eat less sugar.

37. I can lose weight in the summer, but I regain it in the fall. Help!

To get back on track, try to think about how you lost the weight in the first place. “Whatever worked for you then will probably work for you in a maintenance phase,” says Jenna A. Bell Wilson, Ph.D., R.D.

38. What kind of water can I drink in Fast Metabolism Diet?

The best choice would be a natural spring water. You can have Seltzer or Perrier water after you’ve met your water requirement.

39. I am having a severe headache as I started the diet.

You are most likely having a caffeine withdrawal. You can apply these tips to alleviate the pain you’re experiencing.

40. How about a few more days?

If you’re still having headaches after a few more days, it might be caused by sugar craving. Check out these remedies to fight intense sugar cravings.

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41. I am craving for pasta! What can I substitute for pasta?

You can have brown rice pasta and quinoa pasta for Phase 1. Quinoa, Kamut, buckwheat, and spelt or sprouted pasta.

42. Is salmon allowed in each phase? I thought only in phase 3 since it only lists smoked salmon nitrate free in all phases

Only Smoked Salmon is allowed in Phase 2. However, you get to enjoy a little bit of freedom when you reach phase 3 as you can chow on any Salmon dish when you reach this phase. All must be nitrate-free though.

43. Are meat portions measured as raw or cooked?

Raw.

44. Is v8 juice allowed in the diet? It’s not a fruit juice.

Any kind of juice is not allowed in the diet.

45. The recipe I want to cook has ingredients that are not allowed in the diet. What should I do?

You can find a substitute for the ingredients that are allowed in the fast metabolism diet here.

46. What is whipped cream composed of?

Egg whites and almond/coconut/rice milk (depending on your Phase).

47. Is tahini allowed in the diet?

Only in Phase 3.

48. Is there a difference between the various Phase 1s throughout the four weeks? (Same question for other Phases)

No. It is still the same phase. But you can vary your foods and exercise every week as long as it is still phase specific.

49. Is there an android version for the fast metabolism app?

The android app for the fast metabolism diet is now available! Get it on Google play.

50. Where can I get some delectable and healthy recipe ideas?

Browse our Pinterest page for healthy and delectable fast metabolism diet recipes.

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5 Healthy Food Guide Tips Within Budget

“Can I still do the diet and lose weight even if I’m not eating organic produce?”
“Can I just grab foods on grocery racks instead of the organic ones?I cannot afford to buy all organic foods recommended on the list”
“I really love to try this diet! However, I am afraid that I’ll run out of monthly budget by buying such ‘luxury’ foods. Is there any way to lose weight without buying all of these pricey foods?”

These are just some of the questions being raised by our concerned fast metabolism dieters as they embark on their weight loss journey. In this diet, it is highly recommended to patronize organic foods and meat products because of its sanitation and amazing health benefits, but most of us are hesitant to do so for a fact that organic products are costly. Some of our dieters are not ready to go full organic yet because of financial constraints. So how can we ensure that we’re getting the best weight loss results without going full organic?

5 healthy food guide tips within budget

In this blog post, we will provide these healthy food guide tips that will help you stay within your budget while living the dream of staying healthy and losing weight.

Digging The Vegetable Garden

1. Have Your Own Garden
One great way to eliminate the burden of buying pricey organic foods is by growing your own produced foods in your very own backyard. By doing so, you are assured that the foods you grew are both healthy and safe. You are free to grow your plants naturally– without the use of harmful pesticides and chemicals. Your harvested produce will turn out to be the freshest and tastiest compared in the market.

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2. Get the Farmer’s Schedule
It is best to purchase your foods direct from the local farmer’s market than in supermarkets. They are always cheaper because additional costs for transportation and distribution are cut out. Be familiar with their schedules so that you can plan ahead and buy the freshest goods as much as possible. This is also helpful if you’re planning to buy seasoned fruits and veggies. Usually, it is more expensive to buy fruits when it’s not their harvest season yet.

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3. Have a Grocery List before Going in the Market

One of the most recommended things to do before food shopping is to create a list of items to buy. Your grocery list will help you stay focus on buying only the necessary ingredients for your diet program. It also reduces your temptation in grabbing processed, junk foods. Actually, it helps you discipline yourself by strictly following what’s on the list.

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4. Buy Foods in Bulk

This may seem counter-intuitive, but buying your foods in bulk is cheaper than buying it in small pieces. Some of the foods you purchase can last longer, like brown rice. You can cook this type of rice for the following weeks to come without buying them in the market every single time. You can definitely save gas by not going to market from time to time.

Aside from that, some local markets are offering discounts and lower prices if you buy the goods in bulk.

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5. Stick to your Budget

If you find yourself extremely tempted to buy items not on your grocery list, we recommend you to only bring cash estimated for your grocery list (and don’t swipe the credit card pls). Taking an extra amount with you will only increase your temptation to grab junk foods. Be keen with this trick.

We hope these healthy food guide tips will help you increase your love for natural foods.  Yes, going for natural diet is possible and it can be done within your budget. The community is also promoting in enhancing your skills in smart shopping and spending. When you’re financially ready enough to buy organic products, we recommend you to start purchasing as early as now! In fast metabolism diet, we want you to get the best treatment your body deserves!

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